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The Risk Beneath Bangladesh - American Museum of Natural History

Mon, 09/30/2013 - 13:15
Video journalists follow Lamont-Doherty scientists Leonardo Seeber and Michael Steckler, and graduate student Eleanor Ferguson, to Bangladesh where the scientists are working to understand the region's tectonics and vulnerability to earthquakes.

History Shows Weather Patterns May Head North - Climate Central

Sun, 09/29/2013 - 11:00
A new study by Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam suggests how understanding past hemispheric heat differences may help us adapt in the future.

The Joker Who Brought Climate Science out of the Cold - Simple Climate

Sat, 09/28/2013 - 11:00
First in a two-part profile of Lamont science Wallace Broecker.

Did Venus Give Earth the Moon? Wild New Theory - Live Science

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 11:00
Lamont director and planetary scientist Sean Solomon comments on the idea that Earth's moon came from Venus.

Modelling: Predictive Yield - Nature

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 11:00
Drought prediction remains unreliable because we still don't fully understand the mechanisms underlying ENSO or other long-term natural variations that affect weather, says Lamont's Richard Seager.

Could Carbon Dioxide Be Stored Deep Beneath NYC? - LiveScience

Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:44
Lamont researchers David Goldberg, Dennis Kent and Paul Olsen are overseeing the deep drilling into rock that underlies the New York City area to see if they could be used for storing carbon dioxide.

Major Wind and Rain Belts Could Shift North as Earth Warms - Yale e360

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00
Coverage of study in PNAS by Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam.

Pakistan Earthquake Creates New Island, Mud Volcano to Blame - NBC News

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:00
Lamont seismologist John Armbruster explains how a mud volcano likely created the island that suddenly appeared after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck western Pakistan on Tuesday.

Lamont Scientists Test CO2 Storage Potential with Palisades Drilling - (Rockland, NY) Journal News

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 10:08
Cores of rock pulled from under the Lamont-Doherty campus are providing a glimpse into a geological formation known as the Newark Basin. The scientists want to know whether the formation — or similar ones elsewhere — could be used to store carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other industrial sources.

The Warming Climate Could Scorch America's West - The Atlantic Cities

Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:57
In a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Lamont's Wallace Broecker and Aaron Putnam find a worrying similarity between the modern climate and one that existed 15,000 years ago, when Earth was emerging from the last ice age.

Arsenic Contamination Threatens Water in Hanoi - New York Times

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:00
Research by Lamont's Alexander van Geen and Benjamin Bostick suggests that arsenic is leaching into the drinking-water aquifer that serves Hanoi, Vietnam.

Three Natural Disasters We're Expecting - Al Jazeera America

Sat, 09/21/2013 - 11:00
The biblical floods in Colorado this week were both extensive and devastating. They were also expected. Lamont's Arthur Lerner-Lam and Richard Seager cited in this preview of what to expect in floods, droughts and earthquakes in the future.

City Students Quiz IcePod Scientists - Poughkeepsie Journal

Fri, 09/20/2013 - 08:44
Students at Poughkeepsie High School ask scientists at Lamont-Doherty in a live chat about their work measuring ice loss in Greenland.

Climate Science: Rising Tide - Nature News

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 15:14
Researchers struggle to project how fast, how high and how far the oceans will rise. Lamont-Doherty scientist Maureen Raymo explains what reconstructing sea level from 3 million years ago can tell us about what lies ahead.

Climate Change to Have Double Impact - The Guardian

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 11:17
New research by Lamont-Doherty scientist Michael Previdi shows that traditional IPCC models may be underestimating global warming by omitting slower feedbacks.

Giant Underground Blob of Magma Puzzles Scientists - Live Science

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 11:00
Lamont-Doherty geophysicist Roger Buck discusses evolving views of the continental spreading taking place in Ethiopia's Afar Rift.

The Case Against Rebuilding the Coastline Post Sandy - The Atlantic Cities

Sat, 09/14/2013 - 11:37
We should be retreating from the shore, not developing structures that will only flood again, argues Lamont-Doherty natural disaster expert Klaus Jacob in this op-ed.

How Sandy Changed the Way We Issue Storm Warnings - Earth magazine

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 09:40
Lamont-Doherty scientist Adam Sobel discusses problems related to Hurricane Sandy response.

Over-Pumping Draws Arsenic into Hanoi Water, Says Study - AFP

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:00
Arsenic has infiltrated an aquifer that provides water for the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, says a new study in Nature led by Lamont-Doherty scientist Alexander van Geen.

Did a Comet Really Kill the Mammoths 12,900 Years Ago? - National Geographic News

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 10:36
Lamont's Wally Broecker weighs in on the hypothesis that an extraterrestrial impact nearly 13,000 years ago briefly cooled the planet and killed off North America's mega-fauna.